Kangaroos junior stars on the big stage

AFL SYDNEY Swans captain Luke Parker played his 200th AFL game this season. He has won a premiership, made the All Australian team, finished second in the Brownlow voting, and won two best and faires...

Mentone Hotel to reopen next year

THE Mentone Hotel is set to reopen next year. The building was purchased by Momentum Developments in late 2014. An original plan to convert the building into apartments without a substantial pub spac...

Unemployment figures on the rise

THE number of local residents living on the JobSeeker payment has risen by thousands since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Figures released by the Department of Social Services showed that the nu...

Chelsea land snapped up by council

KINGSTON Council has splashed more than $5 million on a parcel of land in Chelsea. Council purchased the 3500 square metre block at 19 Tarella Road last month. The mayor Georgina Oxley said council u...

No cigarette butts on the beach

SMOKING is now banned in all foreshore, beach, and reserve areas across the Kingston municipality. Tobacco product and e-cigarette use was banned by council this month. Fines of $500 can be applied t...

CEO pay rises during pandemic

A PANDEMIC and recession hasn’t stopped Frankston councillors from approving a pay rise for their CEO. Behind closed doors at their 31 August meeting, councillors endorsed a recommendation for CEO Ph...

Ambassador could be home for older residents

A PROPOSAL to allow people over the age of 50 to reside permanently at the notorious Ambassador Hotel has not been approved by Frankston Council, but discussions are set to continue. The permit in pl...